Haunted Honeymoon (1940)

Genres - Comedy, Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film, Haunted House Film  |   Release Date - Sep 20, 1940 (USA)  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - UK  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Released in America as Haunted Honeymoon, this droll British comedy-mystery stars Hollywood's Robert Montgomery as Dorothy L. Sayers' erudite amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey. Upon marrying mystery writer Harriet Vane (Constance Cummings), Lord Peter swears off crime-solving and embarks upon his honeymoon. Alas, the couple is soon involved in yet another murder, and is forced by circumstances to piece together the clues themselves-and to avoid being knocked off by the murderer. Filmed at MGM's Elstree facilities, Busman's Honeymoon benefits from a strong "home-grown" supporting cast, including Leslie Banks and Robert Newton. The film was directed by the talented Arthur B. Woods, unfortunately an early casualty of WW2.

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detective, honeymoon, lord, murder, mystery [whodunit], writer